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HCPL 2010 in Review

Thanks to all for making 2010 a memorable year and cheers to an equally great 2011!

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Free Tax Assistance

Don't wait to do your tax return on April 15th. For your convenience, multiple library locations have volunteers from AARP to help you file your 2010 taxes. Tax assistance is available to everyone but please check with your desired location for schedule information and required documents.

Be sure to bring the following documents: 

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What Does Your Library Mean to You?

Texans love librariesIn conjunction with the Texas Library Association, we are gathering folks' thoughts on why they love their library. Between January 18 and February 10, you can stop by your local branch and pick up a postcard to tell us what your library means to you. Also, for your convenience, you can fill out an online survey instead.

We hope to gather a variety of personal and unique remarks from library supporters of all ages and share them with our Texas legislators during TLA Legislative Day to demonstrate how important libraries are to our community.

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Holiday Flicks picked by YOU

Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to be festive than with FREE movies from your local library?! I recently asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook what their favorite holiday movies are and here is what they said: 

 

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Halloween Fun @ HCPL

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TLA's 2010 Maverick Reading List

The Texas Library Association recently published their 2010 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, filled with current titles (published within two years) directed towards reluctant readers in grades 6-12 to encourage recreational reading. Listed below are a few recommendations for junior high, high school, and adult titles suitable for teens. Check out the full list for other titles and their descriptions!

Grades 6-8

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Latina Magazine's 25 Books Every Latina Should Read

Latina Magazine published a list of 25 Books Every Latina Should Read, complete with an assortment of titles from various Latin and Spanish countries.

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Graphic Novels for Ghouls & Goblins

In time for Halloween, check out the library's collection of horror comic books! Remember these are not for the weak-hearted.

 

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and we have an assortment of cookbooks that teach you simple and quick recipes to incorporate more vegetables in your diet. A mere increase in a vegetarian diet has benefits. Listed below are a few cookbooks to get you started...and hungry! Check your local library for more cookbooks on vegetarian cooking.

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